With somewhat of a surprise, this large, isolated resort turns out to be about 20 miles east of Puerto Penasco (The TripAdvisor locator map is way off, as usual for this community) and 5 mi off the main highway going east to Caborca.
Although the approach to Mayan Palace is impressive looking, there are many indications of lack of cleaning and maintenance in the corridors and various rooms once you are in the hotel. If you are not too picky and bring a lot of ready-to-eat meals and beverages for the room, you will be OK. Check your room immediately on arrival for toilet paper, towels, clean linen, functioning heat and A/C, etc. I found the hotel was not serving many of the items on the dining menu when I was there. Generally, it was a bit of a disappointment for what you pay for and was not typical of other Mayan Palace resorts.
On the upside, they have done well on their pool and waterfront amenities and the beach is fantastic. You can spot Penasco miles off to the west. Sunsets are usually spectacular. The staff is generally friendly but they often hit a brick wall when they ask their executive superiors for help on your behalf. Bottom line: I think this is a good spot for families but not for singles or couples who might be happier in town.
- Also Known As:
- Mayan Palace Puerto Penasco Hotel Puerto Penasco
- Wyndham Puerto Peñasco
- Mayan Palace Penasco
- Puerto Peñasco Wyndham
- Mayan Resort Puerto Penasco Mexico
- Mayan Palace Puerto Penasco, Mexico - Sonora